Articles about 'FGM'

The F-Word stage blog: January 2018

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in January

Lissy Lovett // 29 January 2018

Categories: Blog

A Book For Her: ridiculing the sacred

Nick Beard finds sharp humour, brutal honesty and a fine introduction to the power of feminist comedy in award-winning stand-up Bridget Christie's first book

Nick Beard // 17 August 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: a reflection and celebration

Rani outlines the progress that has been made in tackling FGM in the UK and Africa and considers what more needs to be done to end this form of abuse

Rani // 6 February 2014

Categories: Blog

What do 140 million girls and a razor blade have in common?

Today (6 February) is the 10th International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. This is a guest post by Anella Wickenden of ActionAid. We'll have more on the situation in the UK, and what other groups are doing to combat FGM, later in the day.

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Categories: Blog

Michael Gove, a lesson for you: Boys are not born misogynistic monsters

On Human Rights Day 2013, guest blogger Angelique Mulholland has written this powerful post about FGM and gender inequality. (CONTENT NOTE for descriptions of FGM and gender based violence)

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2013

Categories: Blog

‘End FGM in a generation’? Not without education, Ms. Featherstone

Angelique Mulholland looks forward to a day of activism in Bristol designed to highlight the importance of education in the fight against female genital mutilation

Guest Blogger // 2 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Who decides what’s normal?

The groundbreaking new play My Normal Life is an impressive and eye-opening experience for Jane Duffus

Jane Duffus // 8 July 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 8 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread: 30 July 2012

A round up of items we didn't have time to blog this week

Laura // 30 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Rage Against Racism

Black Feminists are organising a demonstration outside the Swedish Embassy next Tuesday, 1 May, in response to the Minister of Culture’s engagement with the racist “FGM cake” artwork that caused...

Laura // 24 April 2012

Categories: Blog

London election campaign finally gets real with hustings on women’s safety

Sarah Green, from the End Violence Against Women Coalition, reports back from the London mayoral hustings on violence against women.

Guest Blogger // 13 April 2012

Categories: Blog

An open letter to Cameron, Clegg, May and Featherstone

Via email from Sian Norris: I am writing to ask you, as feminists living in the UK, to sign a letter I am writing to Cameron, Clegg, May and Featherstone,...

Helen G // 4 April 2011

Categories: Blog

A cultural relativism too far

There have been a few stories in the press recently which have put the issue of female genital mutilation back on the agenda. Female genital mutilation (sometimes referred to as...

Naomi Mc // 20 June 2010

Categories: Blog

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